It’s well known that Fiends heart Se7ens. But there exist certain riffs on Chapman’s ideal that are so impossibly bonkers it’s hard to even imagine them. No, seriously. Take the Caterham RS Levante — it sports more than 1,000 horsepower per ton (twice that of a Bugatti Veyron) and doesn’t have any doors. Crazy, I know. Where’s all that power come from? A manic little 2.4-liter V8 (with 40 valves!) that’s good for 400 naturally aspirated horses. of course you can order it up with a supercharger and the pony-count rises to 500. The entire engine weighs just 200 pounds. The RS Levante? 1,146 lbs. That’s why 0-60 takes three seconds. We love it. Oh, Caterham is building just eight examples of the ultimate Se7en and they’ve all been sold. For £115,000. In this financial climate. Must be the lust.
Unadulterated Lust: Caterham RS Levante Sold Out
October 16, 2008 by Jonny Lieberman